NABA-DC 2022 Governing Board


President
Xavier Barraza
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians

Xavier is a Senior Associate at Peebles Kidder Bergin & Robinson, LLP, a law from dedicated to empowering tribal communities and strengthening tribal sovereignty. He is also a Co-Founder of 7GenLeaders, and independent-only political action committee dedicating to help electing Native American’s to political offices. He obtained his B.S. from Haskell Indian Nations University and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico, School of Law. 


President Elect

Rani Williams

Walker River Paiute

Rani is a Legislative Assistant for Representative Sharice Davids handling Indian Country issues and as Democratic Director for the Congressional Native American Caucus. She earned her B.A. from the University of Washington and her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University with a Certificate in Indian Law.


 

Treasurer
Taylour Boboltz

Taylour is an Associate at Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker. Taylour’s interest in working with Tribal Nations stems from listening to her grandmother’s stories about her own work with the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Grandmother’s Bay, Saskatchewan. She earned her B.A from the University of Michigan, and J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School..


 


Member at Large
Stephanie Sfiridis
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Stephanie is Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs.  She received her B.A. at Central Connecticut State University and J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.


 


Member at Large
Brendan Mysliwiec

Brendan is the federal policy director at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where he works largely on public lands and energy infrastructure issues. He formerly worked at American Rivers and for Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) on the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. 


 

Member at Large – Intern Lunch & Mentorship Committee
Judith Alison Lee
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Judith is a Partner at Gibson Lee and Co-Chair of the International Trade Regulation and Compliance Practice Group and partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP’s Washington, DC office. Her areas of expertise include: OFAC, FCPA, export controls, CFIUS, and blockchain and cryptocurrency issues. She earned her B.A. at Mount Holyoke College and her J.D. at the College of William & Mary.


 

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Bar Liaison
Jared Crum
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma

Jared is a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice Office of Environment and Natural Resources Division – Indian Resources Section. He earned his B.A at Amherst College and his J.D. at Stanford Law School.


 

Member at Large Social & Community Outreach Committee
Amber Holland
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

Amber is an Associate at Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP where she focuses on advocating for tribal members, governments, and entities through litigation and policy work. She earned her B.A. and M.A. at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law with a Certificate in Indian Law.


 


Member at Large Social & Community Outreach Committee
Rose Petoskey
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

Rose is Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs at U.S. Department of the Interior. Prior to that she was a Managing Associate at Dentons US LLP in the Native American Law and Policy Practice where she focuses on a variety of matters related to Indian lands and economic development in Indian country.  She earned her B.A at Michigan State University and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She also served as President of NABA-DC in 2020.


 


Member at Large 
Laura Powell

Laura is an Associate at Fish & Richardson, PC where she focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Laura is also involved in the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance working group focusing on environmental justice. She earned her B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Her Juris Masters from Emory University School of Law, and her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.


 

Member At Large

Ali Slader

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma 

Ali is currently a J.D. Candidate for the Class of 2024, and President of the Native American Law Student Association at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. She earned her B.S. from Colorado Technical University and is a Partner at elleSAT, where she offers 5 annual LSAT prep scholarships to Native and Indigenous students every year.


 

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Dean of NABA-DC (longest serving member)

Jared Hautamaki

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Josh is a Policy Advisor for the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency. He earned his B.S. from Saginaw Valley State University, his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers College of Law and his LLM from McGill University.


 

Member at Large

Julia Giffin

Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma and Absentee Shawnee

Julie is a Litigation Associate at Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP. She is a Vice-Chair for the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Native American Resources Committee. She earned her B.A. at Whittier College ad her J.D. at Cornell Law School.


 

Member at Large

Josh Proper

Alaska Village of Chitina

Josh is a Staff Attorney at the National Indian Gaming Commission. Prior to that he was a Associate Attorney at Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker LLP. He earned his B.S. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers College of Law. He is also served at the President of NABA-DC in 2021.